Time : 740 690 B.C.
Isaiah ministered in the southern kingdom of Judah during the reigns
of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. He deals with the coming judgment
on Judah due to its idolatry and apostasy. He urges the kings and
the people to put their trust in God rather than in alliances with
other nations. He comforts his people with the realisation that
God loves those who are faithful to him and keep his commandments.
He speaks of the future Messiah who would come to redeem the nation
and restore the Kingdom.
Key verse :
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government
will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace" (9:6)
Main people : Isaiah; the kings of Judah: Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz